Voices of Recovery today says, “My God is always willing to love me as I am, even if I am not.”

Proverbs 23:2 reads, “Do not crave (a ruler’s) delicacies, for that food is deceptive.”

In Judges 9, Gideon’s idolatry haunted him. One of his seventy sons killed all his brothers and, insane with anger, killed his own people, rounding them up in a series of slaughterings. Finally a woman dropped a millstone on his head, and he had his armor bearer run him through so no one could say a woman killed him. When hate is all that drives a person, I imagine that person will die in his hate.